Wayne Rooney is Less Dangerous as it was in preliminary juncture
People suggest Wayne Rooney is not as dangerous an attacker as he was in the preliminary juncture of his career and he has lost bite, but, Rooney reckons it is not possible for a Footballer to stay the same forever.
Coming through the years, a Footballer takes a different approach.
As per England skipper, at a teen age, the personality of a Footballer is raw. His energy level is high, but, he lacks Football knowledge. However, as he ages, he matures, learns tricks and not just relies on his energy. He gets organized and a lot of thought process goes into what he does on the pitch and that way, he actually offers more to his side than what he would do earlier with all the rawness he had.
In the words of the forward turned attacking midfielder, “I often hear people try to compare Rooney of now to the teenager Rooney. You would surely find differences if you make that comparison because it’s obvious.”
“Everyone who plays the game changes with age. Being a raw youngster, you don’t put in that much of thought and all you do is play, play with all the passion you have. But, the more you play, the more you understand Football and you change yourself. You add other dimensions to your game and you are more versatile and effective and it’s due to the knowledge you earn on your way forward.”
“I wonder how many players, ten-twelve years into their careers, play similarly to how they would play at the start of their careers. I guess there would be hardly anyone like that.”
“Yes, I am aware that I have been getting doubted for some time, but, with performances, I can put all the doubts under the carpet.”